all the


all the
phrasal as much of…as ; as much of a…as <
all the home I ever had
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  • all the(2) — {adv. phr.} Than otherwise; even. Used to emphasize comparative adjectives, adverbs, and nouns. * /Opening the windows made it all the hotter./ * /Take a bus instead of walking and get home all the sooner./ * /If you don t eat your dessert, all… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all the(2) — {adv. phr.} Than otherwise; even. Used to emphasize comparative adjectives, adverbs, and nouns. * /Opening the windows made it all the hotter./ * /Take a bus instead of walking and get home all the sooner./ * /If you don t eat your dessert, all… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all the ---er — {substandard} The est; as ... as. Used with a comparative adjective or adverb and subordinate clause in place of a superlative adjective or adverb. * /That was all the bigger he grew./ * /Is that all the faster you can go?/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all the ---er — {substandard} The est; as ... as. Used with a comparative adjective or adverb and subordinate clause in place of a superlative adjective or adverb. * /That was all the bigger he grew./ * /Is that all the faster you can go?/ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all the(1) — {adj. phr.}, {dial.} The only. * /A hut was all the home he ever had./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all the(1) — {adj. phr.}, {dial.} The only. * /A hut was all the home he ever had./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • All the Year Round — was a Victorian periodical, being a British weekly literary magazine founded and owned by Charles Dickens, published between 1859 and 1895 throughout the United Kingdom. Edited by Charles Dickens, it was the direct successor to his previous… …   Wikipedia

  • All the better — All All, adv. 1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. And cheeks all pale. Byron. [1913 Webster] Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all so long, etc., this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All the same — All All, adv. 1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. And cheeks all pale. Byron. [1913 Webster] Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all so long, etc., this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All the whole — All All, a. [OE. al, pl. alle, AS. eal, pl. ealle, Northumbrian alle, akin to D. & OHG. al, Ger. all, Icel. allr. Dan. al, Sw. all, Goth. alls; and perh. to Ir. and Gael. uile, W. oll.] 1. The whole quantity, extent, duration, amount, quality, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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